carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at uber tavern. medium brown color with a big head. very fizzy mouthfeel, carbonated with a distinct cherry flavor.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at stone. Pours dark red and clear with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet and sour with some vinegar, cherries, and other dark tart fruits. Flavor is more dark berries, sweet with a pleasing tartness. Palate is moderate with soft carb and a sharpness.
adrian910ss (2246) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a dark yet clear coppery amber with a medium sized light beige head. Aroma of sour apples, vinegar, cherry and bread notes. Taste of vinegar with hints of apples, bread notes and a touch of cherry. Sour.
bikesandbeers (546) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at the Trappist, Downtown Oakland. Served in a long stemed snifter. Ruby with a nice white head. Sour fruity aroma, flavor is nice tart with good fresh cherry bite. Very tasty
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 Tap. Deep brown hue with an off-white head. Aroma of funk, red wine, sour, wood. Taste is sour, vinegar, cherry, light sweetness. Acid. Medium bubbles. Dry finish. 7/4/7/4/15:3.7
Bottle (marked as 02 on the back) re-rate: Pours with a clear deep bronze hue with red highlights. Off-white head at first, acid causes it to fade to a ring. Some lace left behind. Aromas are of funk, sour cherries, lacto, oak, light grassy notes, wet wood, mild acetobacter, a hint of earth/cocoa, red wine, very mild brett. Fruity esters, dark fruit, currants, no real malt character. Flavors show a good strong acidity, tons of esters, unripe plum, black cherry, currants. Strongish acetic acid, a mild sweetness backing it all up. Lingering acidity on the palate. Leaves the mouth salivating. Somewhat musty in the finish. Light vanillin, tannin, dry.
Very lively carbonation, acidic and dry. Pretty solid, out of the bottle, hope it stays easy to find.
pineypower (2149) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capone’s. Pours out a reddish hued brown color with a thin off white head. Nice aroma of sour cherries, oak and some yeasty-bread notes. Taste is very complex, tart cherries, tart granny smith apple, raspberry, some earthy notes and a touch of some sour dough bread in there too. Nice and balanced, a very well done sour with a huge taste in a smaller ABV.
alobar (2300) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capone’s and beautiful. Pours brown with ruby highlights. Aroma of cherries, raspberries, and vinegar. Tart cherry and raspberry flavor with yeast flavor intertwined. Sour ending. Impressive.
Elwood (2493) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Ruddy brown color with small, off-white head. Lesser head retention.
Aroma: Sour cherries, some oak notes, a strong whiff of vinegar. Clean and nice.
Flavor: Lots of fruit notes with cherries and raspberries chiming in. Nice tart note and a slight bit of funkiness. Very refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, light on the tongue and it finishes surprisingly clean.
Overall: One of the best sours I’ve had. I could have a couple of these.
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, some vanilla, vinegar, cherries, and wild yeast. Taste of cherries, wood, nuts, some acidity, and a tart finish.
Snojerk321 (2970) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Toronado S.D. Pours a deep reddish brown with a small off white ring. Nice nose of tart cherry, oak tannin and a touch of vinegar. Flavor starts tart with cherry and other berry fruits, then gives way to dry oak and some wine tannin. Awesome stuff.